Lady Of The Lake Poem by Dave Alan Walker

Lady Of The Lake

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Today I talked
to the old lady
who lives across the way
she said she died
a hundred years ago today

She told me
of the time she saw me
fishing in the lake

I had to laugh

I said
if You've been dead
for a hundred years
it couldn't have been me
you saw fishing in the lake
I'm not even fifty yet

She said
have you ever seen me
walk out of this garden
or talk to anybody else

I said
you've got me there
but like I said
if you died a hundred
years ago today
it couldn't have been me
you saw fishing in the lake

She said
a hundred years ago today
you drowned trying to save me
now it's time to except
that you are dead

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Payal Parande 18 August 2012

Dying is like coming to the end of a long novel-you only regret it if the ride was enjoyable and left you wanting more. such a great story you have wrote sir....the hardness we feel inside to let go of things which ended long time ago cause deep down we never wanted it to go......another brilliant write from a brilliant man splendid... thank you for sharing this wonderful piece sir love, payal

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Valerie Dohren 18 August 2012

Who knows, we may all be dead without realizing it! ! Great write Dave, love it.

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Smoky Hoss 27 August 2012

Wow! Amazing poem/story; I love it!

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Karen Sinclair 22 August 2012

The title drew me in and i'm glad it did. i really enjoyed the twists and turns and the final part gave me goose bumps... tyvm karen

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Robert Wynn 19 August 2012

Dave, post that on my blog at betterthingsbegin.com called God's Book and thx.

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Heather Wilson 19 August 2012

Great poem, could be many of us have lived before, who knows? .

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Eric Cockrell 18 August 2012

wow.... great ending! love the way you walk in both worlds!

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